Sunset and starting to feel anxious

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   Posted 10/5/2006 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems like the nights are the worst for my anxiety. It's just starting to get dark and all the sudden I'm getting the feeling of impending doom and I feel scared. Yuck!!!!!


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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Georgia,

That happens to me too! I can totally relate to that! As soon as it starts to get dark, I start feeling anxious. I have anxiety in the day too, but this is so different. Especially if I'm not busy, it's a lot worse if I'm alone or not preoccupied with something. ((((((((Hugs))))))))))),

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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   


I've almost never had an anxiety attack before it's dark.  They always happen in the evening or at night for me.  It really stinks b/c that's the time we're supposed to be relaxing.  sad


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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello tangerine bear & Georgia5

I don't have anxiety of the dark I find it very peaceful.  I love setting on my porch at night.

I wanted to give you both a ((((((Big Hug))))) and hope things get better soon. Ir was nice you each or your post.

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   Posted 10/5/2006 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, I don't know what it is about nights that sometimes gets my anxiety going. My mom said that when I was little I was TERRIFIED of the dark and always had to sleep with a light on. Then I just thought isn't that every kid?


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   Posted 10/5/2006 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Geargia,

I'm the same, anxiety always hits worse in the late afternoons/ evenings. Even today it started out ok though I didn't get enough sleep but by lunch time thick clouds are overhead, the suns gone and it's more like later in the day and I'm already working myself up.

I just went and hired a comedy so I'm going to go put it on and hopefully keep my mind busy before I go for my walk and some gardening.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/6/2006 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had to sleep with a light on since the start of my a/p. I used to be afraid to go to sleep, but that fear has gone since I have been much better lately. But I gotta tell ya I still love my nightlight! I hope that this gets easier for you.

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   Posted 10/7/2006 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always been afraid of the dark, I still am. I do get more anxious if it is dark. I get more worried with what I cant see and I am usually alone so that makes it worse. If you find relief let me know would ya hehe. Good luck

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